N. is short for noun, V. is short for verb, prep. is short for preposition, pron. Is short for pronoun, adj. is short for adjective, adv. is short for adverb, interj. is short for interjection, conj. is short for conjunction.
A tag in brackets will be placed before nouns to show what gender they are: (þæt) for neuter, (sēo) for feminine, and (se) for masculine.
Noun declension is shown directly after a noun in brackets by showing the ending that the genitive singular form (g.s.) and nominative plural form (n.p.) take. If the noun has a change in the stem through declension, then it will show the full form after the afore-said abbreviations, not just the endings.
Weak verbs will be followed by Arabic numbers (1,2,3) to show what class they belong to, and strong verbs will be followed by roman numerals (I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII) to show what class they belong to. If a verb is irregular, it will have the label Ireg. and a link to a page which shows the complete conjugation of that verb.
The 1st past, 2nd past, and past perfect tenses of a verb will be shown in brackets directly following any verbs, making it completely possible to predict all forms of a verb (except for the small number of irregular verbs).
"See also" in brackets and after all words and other additional information under one entry indicates that you should also see the word indicated because it is somehow related to the word after which this tag is placed.
Cf. indicates that you should compare the word which this follows with the word which follows this, usually because the word following cf. has its root in the word before cf (or that the two words have the same root).
Arch. is short for archaic, meaning recently out of use or rarely used but once was used more commonly.
MnE. is short for Modern English, Lat. is short for Latin, Gk. is short for Greek, M. is short for middle, O. is short for old, and Mn. is short for modern. All other names of languages and parts of language names will be in their complete forms.
All information on the word, except the gender of the word, will be shown after the word in brackets. When there are two or more words for one meaning, they should be separated by an external comma (a comma outside of all brackets, quotation marks, etc.).
- Weapons - see Armoury